So the Committee Does Know Basketball
This is post is probably coming a little late, but I was just talking about this today, so I thought I’d write it down.
After all of the heat the NCAA Tournament Committee took for their selections, it actually looks like that might have gotten it right. I don’t recall ever seeing so many top seeded teams winning, and my bracket has suffered immensely because of that. Aside from Wisconsin, who just isn’t the same team without Brian Butch as weird as that sounds, the rest of the higher seeds proved to be “who the committee thought they were!”
Looking back, you can still argue they messed up a little with leaving out Syracuse. That’s the one slip up. They definitely should be been in over Arkansas, but in reality, did the committee deserve the lashing they received over that?
I really think that no matter who is put in the tournament, there is going to be a plethora of columnists saying how bad the committee messed up. It’s a tradition. I already once mentioned John Feinstein and his hating ways. His friend can make better selections with a six pack in him. But then again, don’t we all have that buddy, or maybe that buddy is yourself, that could put together a better bracket over a few cold ones?
It’s fine that we bash the committee really, it gives us something to talk about and debate. How about we give some credit where credit is due now. I saw Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters get drilled with question after question about their reasoning behind all of their picks. Now, it looks like his committee knew what they were doing after all. Maybe CBS should bring the guy back and show him some love.